Farewell, Betable

Our first milestones champagne bottles: Recapping of Betable 1.0, my hire, Jeffrey’s hire, Tyke’s hire, Seed round, Mike Malone’s hire, new office + major deal, Richard Crowley’s hire. Unfortunately all of these bottles got thrown out when we switched cleaning companies, so this is the only picture that proves their existence!

After 3 years and half, today is my last day at Betable.

I gave notice 2 weeks ago, with a lot of mixed feelings.

Joining Chris in helping build Betable was probably one of the best decisions I ever made, and I’m incredibly grateful to him for taking a chance on a young crazy immigrant he’d just met.

I joined in the summer of 2011, with no product, no funding, no team (0 engineers) and no customers — now we’re an amazing team of almost 40 people, raised more than $23M and have a game-changing product.

I’ve been lucky to be able to see such a high-quality startup get started from scratch, and blessed to have been able to help.

As I leave Betable, I realize the company is in the best shape it has ever been — with an awesome and committed team, an insanely good product and a world of opportunities at its fingertips.

I’ve learned an insane amount over the last years from Chris and the rest of the team and I’m sure the learnings will all be invaluable as I embark for my own entrepreneurial journey.

But I, and Chris, always knew this moment would come. I could feel the itch building.

So now the feelings of freedom, excitement, fear, restlessness, pride, and a couple more are all mixing up.

Moving forward I will be working on a new company in the fintech space with two awesome co-founders.

But the feeling that trumps them all is excitement: I’m incredibly excited about our vision, the opportunity and the early backing of some awesome investors.

I’ll be heads down building product for the next couple of months, but I’ll try to share publicly what we’re up to soon enough.

In the meantime, if you want to chat — you should tweet at me.

What do you think about it?